Monday, November 24, 2014

MFT's November Creative Challenge

Thanks for stopping by for MFT's  November Creative Challenge. We’re quickly approaching a season that is chock-full of opportunities for creating cards, tags, treat boxes, and home decor. With such an amazing array of crafting possibilities, we thought it only right to open things up and encourage our team to go wild exploring all of the holiday crafting their imaginations can travel.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for the list of designers sharing projects. 

My first project is home decor using the Peace, Love, & Joy Die-namics for inspiration. I cut three 5 x 5 panel of chipboard for the base of my project. 

I used a gold glittered card stock for the sentiments cut with the Peace, Love, & Joy Die-namics and the poinsettias and leaves are cut with the Poinsettia Die-namics from Wild Cherry Card Stock. I added a little glitter to each of the flowers. I also add some berries I picked up at my local crafts store.

The background is stamped with the Snowfall Background Stamp and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The snow is cut with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, the trees with the Tree Lines Die-namics and the snowflakes with the Let It Snowflake Die-namics.

The background on the love panel is created with the Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics. I added pattern with the Sweater Stitch Background Stamp and the Linen Background stamp. The rose is created with the Royal Rose Die-namics with Smooth White Card Stock and Wild Cherry Premium Dye Ink.

The background on the last panel is stamped with the Sheet Music Background Stamp. I used MFT Wild Cherry Ribbon to hang my project.

Once my home decor project was done I have a few extra embellishment left over and thought I should just use them up! I made this little treat bag with the Paper Bag Treat Box Die-namics. Again the background is stamped with the Snowfall Background Stamp and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.I cut the pretty snowflake with the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics and added a rhinestone to the center.

For my last project I used a small wooden embroidery hoop to create an embellishment for a package or an ornament for a tree.  I had one more poinsettia and a few leaves and snowflakes left. I used burlap for the background and a glue gun to attached the embellishments. 

Here the products I used to create my projects:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MFTWSC203 - May Your Holidays Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by today! I am playing along with this week's MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge,  MFTWSC203All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog. I hope you get a chance to play along!

Here is my take on the sketch. 

I started by creating my background. I used Smooth White Card Stock and the Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics to cut the pattern background. Then I cut the background panel again with with a die in the Blueprints 10, backing the pattern with a piece of white glittered card stock. 

The sentiment is from the Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set, stamped in Timber Green Hybrid Ink, and die cut with the Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics

I used the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics and the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics to added the two strips down the cards. The snowflake is cut with the Let It Snowflake Die-namics

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set.

Here are the products I used to create my card:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Guest Designer for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Pin Cushion

Hi and thanks for stopping by today. I am so excited to be the Guest Designer for the new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. Curtain Call is such a fun challenge, always full of inspiration, and a really amazing design team! 

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


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We have a new sponsor, STAMPlorations, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Pin Cushion!  A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at  STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

And here's my take on the challenge! My very first craft was sewing! I took inspiration from the pin cushions and I used the My Favorite Things Stitched With Love Stamp Set and Die-namics for my card. The background of the card front is done with a stencil and ink. Inspired by the fabric pin cushions I decided to add a fabric yo-yo to my card. 

If you have a circle die a yo-yo is easy to create. Just use the die to cut a circle from fabric; the size of the circle will determine the size of the yo-yo. Run a quick basting stitch around the circle and pull your basting threads to the middle and tie off your threads. Then just add a button to the center. 

Here's how I finished off the inside of my card. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Pin Cushion Designers

Guest Designer, Melody Rupple

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Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion for the challenge details and to play along with us!